An article in today’s NZ Herald by Simon Collins gives publicity without challenge or analysis to claims by a previous MENZ Issues poster, Julie Whitehouse, that women will be driven to have abortions or to hide their new babies from authorities by planned changes to the DPB.
Archive of June 2012
I recommend careful attention to two issues, when helping people dealing with familycaught$ (or CYFs). 1. Mental Health 2. Parenting Skills
One shortcoming of many investigations, is to pre-judge the situation, or to latch onto the first obvious correlation and then to fail to complete a competent, broad and open minded investigation. Evidence is easily swept away by Sympathy Our friends at Nursing Network on Violence Against Women, International have published a paper comparing available tools […]
The first protest took place last Friday 22 June, to highlight the need for a rebirthing level of change to our family law and Family Court. A small but vocal group made this need clear to those involved with the Court and to many public passing through the area. A toy suction gun was used […]
The Tip of the Iceberg: Male Suicide and the social determinants of health Keynote presentation by Professor John Macdonald President, Australasian Men’s Health Forum. Co-Director MHIRC UWS The tip of the iceberg theme will be used to suggest that we need to look beneath the surface of things, in many areas of life: often we […]
One thing that gets little press is that New Zealand men are on a marriage strike. This is not something feminsists want to hear so it is not reported or is dismissed. Sticking their head in the sand is not stopping the marriage strike though. The rate of marraiges has fallen sharply in the last […]
Dr. Annette Beautrais has returned to NZ and is now employed at Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Auckland University, at the Middlemore Hospital Complex. Friday 28th September 2012 She has organised a Suicide Prevention Conference, to follow on from a World Injury Conference, a few days earlier in Wellington. (As quite a lot of […]
Scandal of ‘unqualified’ experts who advise our family courts: Decisions about the care of thousands of children routinely flawed By KATHERINE FAULKNER PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 13 March 2012 | UPDATED: 09:31 GMT, 13 March 2012 Life-changing decisions about the care of thousands of children are routinely being made on flawed evidence from poorly qualified “experts’ […]
A Father’s Day downer How courts and the culture disrespect dad 16th June 2012 By Barbara Kay / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS From the loving, engaged portrayals of fathers featured in recent popular movies like “The Descendants,” “Moneyball” and “A Better Life” – all three performances were nominated for Academy Awards – one might conclude […]
http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/news/tiny-tots-and-dads-turn-out-to-plunket/1422790/#comments Holding Well Child checks on a Saturday was such a success that Wanganui Plunket clinical leader Anne Wild may do it monthly. She said 10 babies and children came to be checked, some of them with their fathers. “It’s really nice that the dads came along. There was one of them that had never […]
For example; this man needs YOUR help. Please read the article. Please put as much pressure on child youth and family to ensure this man gets his children this Sunday or at the very minimum, has contact with his children on Sunday. Perhaps, some media interest in NZ would be great although, I’m not confident […]
The 7th June edition of The Court Report on TV7 featured an interview with Anthony Mahon, co-author of the Law Society’s submission on the current Family Court review, and Deborah Hart, executive director of the Arbitrators & Mediators Institute. They were discussing the recent 70% increase in costs of running the Family Court, with no […]
There’s an article on Stuff at the moment: How feminism changed fatherhood which MENZ readers might find interesting.
Efficacy of ban on abusive men questioned – Radio NZ News Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says the Government could go further than stopping abusive parents from having more babies, by banning abusive men from living or working with children. Ms Bennett says the proposal is being discussed as part of the Government’s white paper […]
Severe sanctions considered for abusive parents NewstalkZB | 12:39pm Wed 06 Jun 2012 Forced sterilisation is off the table, but the Government is considering severe sanctions for people who have babies after committing serious crimes such as murder or abuse of children. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has been forced to defend herself after last […]